Egypt likely to call presidential poll first: sources

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Posted: Dec 29, 2013 11:57 AM
Egypt likely to call presidential poll first: sources

CAIRO (Reuters) - The Egyptian government will likely call a presidential election ahead of parliamentary polls, two officials said on Monday, rearranging the political roadmap in a way that could see army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi elected head of state by April.

The roadmap unveiled after the army deposed President Mohamed Mursi in July timetabled parliamentary elections first.

(Writing by Tom Perry; Editing by John Stonestreet)